World Cup memories: Mark Leech on Shadow Play: A Young Lion, his photo of Michael Owen making his debut for England in a game against Tunisia
“This was Michael Owen’s first touch in the World Cup in 1998. He had just come on for his first game as a sub – this is his first World Cup moment.
© Mark Leech / Offside
It captures how easily Owen can turn a defender at speed. The shadow adds to the picture.
I took this as an aerial view from up in the stand. With 20 minutes to go the sun was dropping and the shadow was beginning to creep over the pitch through the stadium roofing and the light was filtering through.”
- Offside Sports Photography have a World Cup exhibition at The Old Red Lion, St John Street, London until July 18 2014. Visit welloffside.com.
What do you think? Leave a comment below.
More on the World Cup 2014:
Mark Leech on a classic picture of David Beckham
Panini World Cup Wall of Wonder unites every sticker ever issued in winning London show
The World Cup in five seconds: Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in the 2006 final